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Libya strikes deal to end sanctions

Libya has agreed a compensation deal with relatives of people killed in the1989 bombing of a French airliner over the Sahara. No details have been disclosed, but the agreement has opened the way for United Nations sanctions on Tripoli to be finally lifted. The deal follows French protests that an earlier settlement had been dwarfed by the $2.7bn Libya agreed to pay in connection with the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. Paris’ objections had led to the postponement of a Security Council vote on ending sanctions against Libya. Full Story

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